NPanday is a project to integrate Apache Maven into .NET development environments. It includes both a Visual Studio add-in to integrate Maven, and a set of plugins for Maven that can build .NET projects uniformly from the command line.
NPanday enables you to use Visual Studio with a Maven-based development infrastructure, including:
You can read more about Maven's features on the Maven web site.
NPanday doesn't intend to replicate MSBuild's (or Visual Studio's build) behavior exactly, or necessarily serve as a replacement for Visual Studio users, but rather to:
For more information about NPanday, refer to the following guides:
NPanday is an open source project under the Apache License 2.0. You are free to use the application and source code as you wish under those terms.
We welcome you to contribute to the project by submitting your requests and feedback, patches to the code and participating in development discussions in the discussion area.
We are looking for active contributors to join the project, and use the Apache meritocracy model by nominating and voting for committers from those that regularly discuss development and submit patches for fixes and enhancements.
The NPanday developer's guide contains information on how to checkout and build NPanday for yourself, debug issues, and contribute fixes. It also covers committer's procedures such as the release process and publishing documentation.
This documentation is also available in a single pdf.